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"Social Background of Indian Nationalism has now been in publication for over fifty years. It is a historically significant text that has earned for itself a valuable place in sociological literature. It presents a comprehensive study of the transformation of Indian society, through a century and a half and the resultant rise of Indian nationalism in various forms--social, cultural, religious, economic and political. For the understanding of the dynamics of Indian nationalism, this volume has remained anindispensable force. It gives a historical, synthetic and systematic account of the genesis of Indian nationalism. For an intelligent comprehension of the various political nationalist movements which have developed in India, a necessary prerequisite is a concrete understanding of the structural transformation of Indian society during the British period, the nature of the new social forces and the law of development of this society. Employing the method of historical materialism to an analysis of Indian history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the author is able to single out and assess various forces that have contributed to the massiveness of nationalistic influence. Dr. A. R. Desai's achievements do not end here--they spill over each page. The reader can never shed his sense of admiration at the prodigious industry and remarkable insight of the author. While this volume covers the analysis up to the commencement of the Second World War, the problems of nationalism in India during the intra-war period are dealt with in a supplementary volume Recent Trends in Indian Nationalism"--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: A. R. Desai
Street Date: August 22, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-3809
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